We want the children to be proud of being part of St Mary’s School. The school uniform supports positive behaviour and discipline. It encourages identity with, and support for, the school ethos and ensures pupils of all races and backgrounds feel welcome. It protects children from social pressures to dress in a particular way; and nurtures cohesion between different groups of pupils. The school uniform supports effective teaching and learning.
We look for parents to support the School in ensuring that children come to school appropriately dressed at all times.
|Boys Uniform -Summer Uniform –||White shirt and school tieGrey trousers (short or long – not jeans, track suit bottoms or cords)Brown V-neck pullover (crested).Black or brown shoes (no suede, trainers or boots)Grey socksLong or short grey trousers. Short sleeve shirt Brown V –neck pullover. (crested)|
|Girls Uniform -Summer Uniform –||White blouse and tieBrown skirt or pinaforeBrown cardigan (crested).Black or brown leather shoes (no suede, trainers, slingbacks or boots)White socks or brown tightsYellow checked cotton dress. Brown cardigan. (crested)|
Summer uniform must be worn for the summer term and may be worn until the autumn half-term break.
This should always be in school for the appropriate lessons and consists of:-
Yellow polo shirt (crested) and black shorts
Black plimsolls (KS1 and 2) or trainers (KS2)
Brown sweatshirts (crested) and plain brown or black tracksuit bottoms may be worn outside if it is cold
(Cardigans must not be worn for PE. – they can get caught on the equipment or other children and can be dangerous)
The School Shop in Beaconsfield is the official school outfitter. However general items eg grey trousers, white shirts / blouses, summer dresses may be bought from any store. The school has a stock of second-hand uniform. This second hand uniform is managed by the school office. Parents are asked that all items of clothing are clearly labelled with the child’s name.
Assistance is available for parents who are experiencing difficulty with providing school uniform due to financial reasons and parents are encouraged to let the school know via the Class Teacher, the Headteacher or the office.
Hair and Jewellery
Hair must be neat and tidy with no extremes of colour or style. We ask that children with long hair (shoulder length or longer) have it appropriately tied back (for both safety and hygiene reasons) and we also request that no jewellery be worn in school. If the child has pierced ears, only studs should be worn. Health and Safety state that studs must be removed for PE and Games and request that children do not wear studs on the days they have PE lessons. If there is a particular reason why they have to wear studs on these days, parents are requested to ensure that children are either able to remove studs themselves or tape their ears to cover the studs prior to PE and Games. Parent should supply tape for this purpose. It is not realistic to expect teachers to look after children’s jewellery and the teacher cannot be held responsible for loss or damage to jewellery worn by children.
It is important for security reasons that children at the school are identifiable and therefore any head covering for religious reasons must always allow easy identification of the child.
The school agrees to consult with pupils via the student council and with parents regarding uniform every five years. When did this last happen?
Discipline / Non-compliance
If children are not dressed appropriately, the circumstances regarding the reasons will be established.
Individual pupils may not be able to wear school uniform because of temporary or permanent medical conditions. For example, pupils with some skin conditions may be unable to wear specific fabrics, and pupils with foot or leg injuries may be unable to wear school shoes. Temporary circumstances will be accommodated understandingly. However permanent changes will need to be discussed with the Headteacher.
Reasonable time will be allowed if the uniform is lost, stolen or damaged for parents to replace it.
If pupils are not wearing the correct uniform because parents are in financial difficulties, the parents will be given time to purchase the required items and it will be considered whether a school or local authority clothing grant can be supplied. Pupils should not be made to feel uncomfortable, nor discriminated against, because their parents are unable to provide them with the required items of school uniform
If there is no good reason for non compliance then the parents will be notified and the child will need to change into the correct uniform ie the parent may need to collect child to take home to change into the correct uniform or other solution as agreed with the school.